Business Visas

As the world opens up to more business between countries, a golden opportunity has emerged for entrepreneurs. Business Visas help facilitate trade and business between different countries. These are typically short-stay visas and allow visa holders to conduct business in the countries they visit. Y-Axis can help evaluate your options and apply for a suitable visa which gives you the greatest opportunity to conduct your business abroad.

Business Visa Details

Almost every country in the world offers flexible business visa options to enable trade between countries. Whether you are conducting client meetings, attending conferences, going on-site or conducing sales meetings, the business visa is typically your best visa option. Most business visas enable you to:

  • Stay temporarily in the country you are applying to
  • Conduct business and financial transactions
  • Setup a temporary office
  • Travel in that country
Eligibility For Applying For Business Visa:

While each country has different requirements, there are certain documents which almost all of them ask for. These include:

  • A valid passport
  • Travel itinerary including accommodation and flight details
  • Business and professional credentials
  • Academic credentials
  • Evidence supporting that you plan to return to your base country after conducting your business
  • Evidence of adequate financial resources
  • Medical examination and evidence of adequate insurance
  • Filled application with enclosed fee
Get Expert Support For Your Business Visa

As one of the world’s leading business visa & migration consultancies, Y-Axis can help you create a business visa application with high chances of success. A dedicated visa consultant will be appointed to your case and will assist you throughout the process. Our support includes:

  • Document checklist
  • Complete business visa application support
  • Assistance with collecting supporting documentation
  • Visa Interview Preparation – if required
  • Updates & Follow-up with the Consulate

Talk to a Y-Axis consultant to learn more about your options.

FAQ
Can I travel as a tourist on a Business Visa?

Business visas, cover work-related activities that can include:

  • Consulting with business relations or colleagues
  • Attending a meeting or education convention
  • Contract negotiations or settlement of estates
  • Engaging in business or industrial operations
  • Attending corporate meetings
  • Making acquisitions or purchases for the company
  • Interviewing and hiring workers

A wide variety of things that have little to do with work or industry are protected by tourist visas. This may include:

  • Sightseeing and Tourism
  • Holidays
  • Visiting with friends or relatives
  • Attending social gatherings or non-paid participation in sporting or entertainment events organized by different organizations
  • Medical treatment
  • Attending short-term, recreational activities

So you see the purpose of both these visas are completely different from each other and one cannot be used as a substitute for the other.

What are the documents required for Business Visa?

The documents required for Business Visa are:

Business Visa application form stamped at the VAC

Fee receipt for Visa application

Appointment letter for Business Visa interview

Passport valid for overseas travel with validity minimum 6 months beyond the period of intended stay

All expired passports

If you are employed and your company/employer is sponsoring your Business Visa application:

A letter from the employer that requests the Visa for the applicant addressed to the Embassy/Consulate that indicates the length and purpose of the trip and the intent of the firm to bear the entire trip cost

If you are the owner of a business:

Evidence of funds that show your ability to support yourself financially during the tour

Business card if any

All documents regarding the financial and market position of the company with financial records, tax papers, sources of funds, Press/newspaper coverage regarding the company

If you are arriving for attending a commercial/educational/business/professional conference or seminar:

Evidence of event registration, brochure of event, letter of invitation, any website/media/printed print-out referring to the event

Documents for US business visa (B1 visa)

  • Form DS-160 confirmation page and code.
  • A valid passport
  • Details of your social media accounts.
  • Proof of interview confirmation
  • Photo that confirms with US visa requirements
  • Letter explaining the purpose of your trip
  • Proof in the form of financial and bank statements proving you have enough funds to stay in the US
  • Proof of ties to your home country to your home country such as family, job contract, lease, or property deed to prove you will go back to your home country
  • Documents relevant to your prior visits to the US
  • Letter from your employer and pay slips of the last three months
  • Letter from your company with details on the purpose of your trip and your job position

UK business visa documents

  • Salary and details of finances
  • Travel itinerary and history
  • Proof of funds to pay for your air travel to and from UK
  • Proof of ties to your home country
  • Details of your business activities in the UK

Australia business visa documents (Subclass 600)

  • Original Passport which has a validity of six months from the date of your visit
  • Visa Application Form
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Covering letter with passport and travel details
  • Financial statements of the applicant
  • Proof of employment and pay slips
  • Proof of accommodation in the duration of stay
  • Copy of round-trip flight ticket

Canada business visa requirements

  • Valid passport and visitor visa
  • Letter from your company and a letter of invitation from the Canadian business or a Letter of Recognition from the Canada Border Services Agency
  • Proof of funds that you have enough money for both your stay in Canada and your return home
How can I get a Business Visa?

The process to get a Business Visa from India is as follows:

  • Obtain a digital photograph of the individual applicant
  • Fill the Business Visa application form completely
  • Make a payment of the application fee for Business Visa
  • Obtain an interview appointment for the Business Visa
  • Complete the Visitor Visa Fingerprinting at a VAC – Visa Application Centre
  • Attend the interview for the Visa at the designated Consulate
  • Await the decision for your Visa application

Application process for

US business visa

  1. Submit the Form DS-160
  2. Pay the visa fees
  3. Schedule the transit visa interview at the US embassy or consulate
  4. Submit the required documents
  5. Attend the visa interview

U.K business visa

  1. Register for an account
  2. Complete the application form in English
  3. Pay for the visa fee online
  4. Pay a healthcare surcharge as part of your application
  5. Print out your form
  6. Book and attend an appointment at a visa application center
  7. Have your fingerprints and photograph taken at the application center

Canada business visa

  1. Register for an account
  2. Complete the application form in English
  3. Pay the visa fee online
  4. Pay a healthcare surcharge as part of your application
  5. Print out your form
  6. Book and attend an appointment at a visa application center
  7. Have your fingerprints and photograph taken at the application center

Australia business visa

  1. Identify the type of visa required
  2. Gather all necessary documents in advance, including any health certificates the embassy may require.
  3. If you are applying online, create an ImmiAccount
  4. Apply online or on paper
  5. Pay for your visa fee
  6. Wait for your application to be processed.
  7. You will  receive the decision regarding your application in writing
How long does it take to get a Business Visa?

The time taken for processing the Business Visa is variable depending on the nation offering it and the applicant’s individual circumstances. For example, it takes around 1 to 6 weeks for the processing of Canada Business Visa. 

For a US visa application to be approved, it takes from 3 to 5 weeks. After processing, the applicant will receive a positive reply to their application and the document will be delivered by the consulate. The visa may take up to two additional working days to be delivered.

As for the Canada business visa, you will have to wait 1 to 6 weeks for the Business Visa to be approved, depending on the workload of the Canadian Embassy you are applying for.

As for Australia, the time for processing business visas can be anywhere from 15-22 months – so you will need to plan well ahead of time.

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